Celebrate a different way of life at Amish Dinner

All are invited to enjoy an authentic Amish-style dinner at the Oak Harbor United Methodist Church at its eighth annual Amish Style Pot Roast Dinner on Thursday, March 22. This year’s dinner will be served buffet style and, as always, it’s all-you-care-to-eat.
Much can be learned from studying the Amish way of life. Their devotion to family and community and their strong work ethic are good examples. The Amish have a strong sense of community spirit, and often come to the aid of those in need.


American Red Cross Month in Ottawa County

Ottawa County Commissioners have designated March as American Red Cross Month. The proclamation states:
“The American Red Cross has touched many lives in Ottawa County, as well as across the country and around the world.
During American Red Cross Month, we thank those who contribute to the mission of the Red Cross, whether through time, money or blood, and we invite others to support the Red Cross in helping people in need down the street, across the country and around the world.
“The American Red Cross is synonymous with helping people, and has been doing so for more than 130 years. Throughout the past year, the American Red Cross launched hundreds of disaster relief operations in the United States to help people affected by fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes. The American Red Cross also supported major international disasters, including the Japan earthquake and tsunami response, while continuing its work on the 2010 Haiti earthquake response and recovery.
“In Ottawa County, the Red Cross works tirelessly through its volunteers to support us when disaster strikes, when someone needs life-saving blood, or the comfort of a helping hand. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans and their families, and provides training in CPR, aquatics safety, and first aid.
“For nearly 100 years, United States presidents have called on the American people to support the Red Cross and its humanitarian mission. Our community depends on the American Red Cross and because it is not a government agency, the Red Cross depends on support from the public to continue its humanitarian work. This is especially important in these challenging economic times – which impact the Red Cross and many people in our community and across the nation.”


Port Clinton Art Club offers pastel and acrylic classes

Club member and Port Clinton resident Alice Holly shares her 30 minute pastel from a class given by Rosemary Schramm at a recent Port Clinton Artists’ Club meeting.  Members were given 30 minutes to complete a pastel with only three colors.The Port Clinton Artists’ Club is offering two upcoming classes that are open to the public. Both classes will be held at the Sutton Center, 1854 Perry St., which also houses the Club’s Gallery.  Saturday, March 10, local gallery owner and artist Rosemary Schramm will share her talent while teaching a pastel class, and Saturday, April 21, Toledo Artist’s Club member Aaron Blevins will teach an acrylic class.


Sound Off — March 1

Responsible development
C.O.R.D. is responding to a recent letter in the Beacon, Feb. 2, concerning development in Port Clinton. Yes, Port Clinton needs economic development. Given our county’s present economic situation, what community doesn’t?


PIB gets radio station

Dorothy Henry and Joan Bryden in the new WPIB studio on South Bass Island.The island’s first-ever radio station went on the air this morning, broadcasting Put-in-Bay news and a two-hour talk show with local islanders as guests.
WPIB,, signed-on at 6 a.m. from its new island studio in the PIB Chamber of Commerce offices.
The radio station is the only broadcast facility in Ohio to be headquartered on an island.


Schools seeking support at the polls

With the primary less than a week away, candidates are crisscrossing the state for last-minute appearances and vying the support of Ohio voters.
Locally, officials are working to get out the vote in support of the schools.


Redskins lose final game

The Port Clinton Redskins lost their final game of the regular season Friday night at Clyde, losing their last 6 games of the season. Clyde secured second place in the Sandusky Bay Conference with the win, while Perkins went 12-0 in the SBC to win the title. Port Clinton played Tuesday night against Toledo Woodward in their Sectional Tournament opener at Oregon Clay High School. The results of that game were not available to us at press time.


Lady Rockets lose in Sectional

Bellevue 49 — OHHS 34
The Bellevue Lady Red used a 17-8 surge in the second quarter to pull away and sustain control in their 49-34 victory over Oak Harbor in the Division II Sectional Finals.
With an 11-9 lead following the first quarter, Bellevue, which improved to 17-4 with the win, outscored the Rockets 26-12 in the middle two quarters to build their lead.
Bellevue’s Leslie Raifsnider led all scorers with 22 points and and point guard Carly Santoro had 17 points.
The Rockets, who finish the season with a 7-14 record, were led by senior Allison Dunn, who had 11 points, and got nine points from forward Abbie Gezo.

Perkins 62 — OHHS 38
The Perkins Pirates steadily built their lead in the first two quarters before cruising to a 62-38 victory over Oak Harbor.
Perkins, which improved to 18-2 overall and 14-0 in the Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC), led 17-9 after the first quarter and 18-6 following the second quarter, helping them to 35-15 lead at the half.
Pirates forward Nick Williams led all scorers with 21 points and center Michael Ebert helped pace Perkins with 10 points.
Oak Harbor forward Trent Lacer had a team-high 11 points and A.J. Cecil and Greg Haar finished with six points apiece.


Danbury girls fall in semifinal

SMCC 46 — DHS 36
St. Mary Central Catholic used an 18-11 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull away from Danbury on its way to a 46-36 win in the Division IV Sectional Semifinals.
The Panthers had a small lead for the first three quarters, leading 21-17 at halftime and 28-25 after three quarters before using a surge in the fourth quarter to take control.

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